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About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

David Tennant’s Next Role: Marvel Villain for Netflix’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’

David Tennant‘s next role has been lined up. The Doctor Who and Broadchurch star has been cast as the evil Zebediah Kilgrave on Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones, a 13-episode series hitting Netflix later this year.

WATCH: How to Pronounce Difficult U.K. Place Names

How do you pronounce the above British place name? It may not be what you think.

Britain is home to many villages and towns with counterintuitive pronuniciations, as we’ve learned before. In this week’s episode of the Anglophenia YouTube series, Brit Siobhan Thompson teaches an American, Science …

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: A Cavalcade of Crossovers

This week’s Who’s Day roundup is devoted to the fine art (and we mean this is most literal sense) of crossovers. Taking things from the Whoniverse and trying them out in other locations to see how they fit.

WATCH: Caitriona Balfe Says 'Thank You'

Outlander star Caitriona Balfe‘s thunderous victory in our fourth annual Anglo Fan Favorites tournament kicked off 2015, and now we’re hearing from the queen herself. The star, who plays the Starz series’ …

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter Are Expecting

Congratulations are in order once again for Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter. Just two months after news that the couple had gotten engaged—announced in the London Times, classily—it has been revealed that they are …

WATCH: 15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try

If you want to keep your holiday sugar rush going, this video’s for you. In the first episode of the Anglophenia video series of 2015, Siobhan Thompson introduces us to 15 British sweets that everyone should try at least once, …

Caitriona Balfe IS the Woman of 2014!

Thanks to the tenacity of Outlander fans, the Anglo Fan Favorites tournament has a new king and queen.

Who's the Woman of 2014?

Who will win, Caitriona Balfe or Alex Kingston? Vote!

WATCH: Celebs Do Their Worst Accents

Anglophenia’s Siobhan Thompson, using her immense powers of persuasion, got celebs to perform their most atrocious accents on the red carpet back at the Britannia Awards in October. The Brits were asked to do American accents, …

WATCH: ‘Broadchurch’ Season 2 Teaser, BBC AMERICA Air Date Revealed

Broadchurch‘s return has a U.S. air date.